Yesterday, I had to run out to Walmart to buy a white shirt. Sawyer wanted to go for the ride, so along she came. She was good as gold while we were out, so when we were done, I asked her if she would like to take a short drive with me.
Both the kids love going for car rides and this was a special treat, since it was just her and I, so she could pick the route and destination with no chime-in from her brother.
As we were driving, I asked where she wanted to go. She said she had to think about it for a minute. We rode in silence for a short while and then she said,
"Mommy, are you thinking what I am thinking?"
Not having a slightest inkling of how her mind works, it was very likely that I was not thinking what she was thinking. I responded "I don't know, sweetie. What are you thinking?"
She grins at me and says " I....am.....think....ing.....that....we....SHOULD CHANGE OUR HOUSE INTO A CASTLE!!!"
Yep, I can pretty much guarantee you that we weren't thinking the same thing. Trying not to laugh (because she takes herself very seriously) I responded.
"Sawyer, that is a really cool idea. But I think it might be a little hard to change our house into a castle right now. Maybe we can talk about that another time, or draw some pictures at home. But for now, do you think you can think of a place you might want to drive to?"
She was quiet for a few minutes. I watched her carefully in the rear view mirror to make sure that I hadn't hurt her feelings. She didn't look hurt or sad, but thoughtful.
After a few minutes, she said " You right, Momma. We can do an igloo instead."
How can you not love this kid?
Rosie N. Grey
The N stands for "new igloo, coming right up."